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Ash gourd


Also known as:
Winter melon, white gourd, winter gourd, white pumpkin, petha.

Description:
Ash gourd is a vine which is eaten as a vegetable. This gourd has a longer shelf life and therefore exported in large quantities. These gourds were originally cultivated in South -East Asia but have gained popularity in other parts of the world as well.

Commonly used in:
Curries, raitha, snacks, sweets, etc.

Health benefit:
Among other things, ash Gourd is beneficial for diabetics; it helps reduce excess weight, cures constipation, useful for detoxification, ulcers. It is an excellent source of vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B3 (niacin), and vitamin C.